Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Gnome for The Holidays

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Today I'm sharing some of the cards made with this cute stamp set from the August to December 2020 mini catalogue.  I love this cute set and have made a lot this Christmas for friends and family. 

The first two cards are 6" x 6" and fold flat to post. The images were stamped in memento and coloured with Stampin' Blends before being fussy cut.  I used Snowflake Splendor designer  for the background. I used Forever Flourishing, Stitched Rectangles and Nested Labels dies plus a retired embossing folder to make the snow drifts.
The next two are cute peek-a-boo cards. I stamped, coloured and fussy cut A LOT of these cute images - but it was so worth it. They just make me smile.
I used the Stitched Shapes dies to make the apertures for both of these cards.  The second largest square above I used the 
If you’re interested in buying any of the products used just click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store. Remember to use the current Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a handmade card and FREE gift from me.

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C
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Sunday, 13 December 2020

Feels Like Frost Faceted Box / Ornament

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I hope you are feeling well.

Today, I'm sharing a pretty faceted box / ornament. I received one from a lovely new crafting friend Anne and couldn't wait to find out how they were made. Tell me I'm not the only one that picks boxes apart to see how they are constructed? I also searched online and discovered that Sam of Mixed Up Crafts made these back in 2017. I think they will make a pretty tree decoration or a gift box as they can easily fit a small gift or sweets. They’re quite difficult to photograph but here goes!

The one below I made as a little thank you gift for a customer
This is the template I used:-
  • Cut cardstock @ 15cm x 25cm  (6¼ ″ x 10½ ″)
  • Score on the long side @ 3cm, 6cm, 9cm, 12cm, 15cm, 18cm, 21cm, 24cm  (1¼″, 2 ½″, 3 ¾″, 5″, 6 ¼″, 7 ½″, 8¾ ″, 10″)
  • Score on the short side @ 3cm, 6cm, 9cm, 12cm   (1¼ ″, 2½ ″, 3¾ ″, 5″)
  • Cut 16 pieces of designer series paper @ 2.7cm x 2.7cm   (1⅛″ x 1⅛″)
  • Cut ribbon @ 24cm  (9½″)
  • Trim as below. The dots on the top row are where you punch ” hole. 
  • Mark the middle of the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th squares in the 2nd row at the top then score between middle and each corner (see triangles above) – repeat on 4th row marking at the bottom - this creates the faceted sides. 
  • Reinforce all the score lines. 
  • Add the designer series paper squares marked with a *  
  • Add adhesive to the tab on the right hand side, fold card over to connect both sides. 
  • Fold in the 4 bottom tabs and glue. I used Tear and Tape
  • Knot ribbon and thread through 4 top tabs to close box

It’s easier to show you rather than write instructions so I’ve made a quick turorial - just click below:-  
If you’re interested in buying any of the products I used just click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store. Remember to use the current Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a handmade card and FREE gift from me next month.

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember keep it crafty.
Lynnie
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Thursday, 3 December 2020

Brightly Gleaming and Poinsettia Petals bundle - One Sheet Wonder

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I'm back today to share three more Christmas cards made with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty designer series paper.  A while back I shared some One Sheet Wonders, which is a technique where you make a set of cards from a single sheet of designer paper. So when I came across the rest of the sheet of Brightly Gleaming DSP on my craft desk I had to use it to make more cards. I'm trying to use my stash rather than "collect" it!! 

In my last post the cards were A6, so I opted to make tall cards using the Poinsettia Petals bundle again with the DSP. I've just checked and my cards are slightly taller than a standard DL.  I have shared these cards on a Stampin' Up! demonstrator only Facebook Group and have been absolutely blown away by all the love, support and encouragement everyone has given me. Stampin; Up! is such a wonderful company to be a part of. 
Card 1:
  • Cut Thick Very Vanilla card @ 21cm x 21cm and scored @ 10.5cm
  • Cut Pretty Peacock @ 9.5cm x 20cm and cut a large label using Ornate Layers
  • Cut Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP @ 9cm x 19.5cm and glue to the front of the card base
  • Stamp the sentiment from Poinsettia Petals in Pretty Peacock on Very Vanilla card, cut a small label using Ornate Layer and glue to Pretty Peacock label and add to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp 6 x small Poinsettias in Soft Sea Foam on Very Vanilla and cut with Poinsettia dies
  • Cut and emboss 1 x Pretty Peacock small Poinsettia, trim and add to flower with glue dots.
  • Arrange flower around labels and add with multipurpose glue
  • Add Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers
  • Stamp sentiment from Pointsettia Petals in Pretty Peacock and Poinsettia in Soft Sea Foam on inside.
Card 2 (on left):
  • Cut Very Vanilla @  21cm x 21cm scored @ 10.5cm
  • Cut Night of Navy card @ 10cm x 20.5cm 
  • Cut Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP @ 10cm x 14.3cm and trim diagonally from corner to corner, flip top and bottom triangles and glue to Night of Navy card 
  • Cut 1 x Night of Navy large Layering Circles scalloped die 
  • Cut 1 x Very Vanilla largest Stitched Shapes circle and glue onto scalloped circle and add to card
  • Cut and emboss 1 x small and 1 x medium Pretty Peacock flowers with Poinsettia dies and layer
  • Cut 1 x Copper foil medium poinsettia and trim into two pieces and glue behind flower
  • Stamp Merry Christmas in Pretty Peacock on Very Vanilla, fussy cut and add with dimensionals
  • Glue Beaded Pearls to centre of the flower
  • Stamp sentiment from Pointsettia Petals in Pretty Peacock on the inside.
Card 3 (on right):
  • Cut Very Vanilla @  21cm x 21cm scored @ 10.5cm
  • Cut Pretty Peacock card @ 10cm x 20.5cm and cut Stitched Nested Label 
  • Cut Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP @ 10cm x 14.3cm and glue to Pretty Peacock card 
  • Cut Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP @ 1cm x 10cm 
  • Stamp the sentiment from Wrapped in Christmas in Night of Navy on Very Vanilla card, cut a label using Stitched Nested Labels, glue to Pretty Peacock label and add to card with dimensionals
  • Cut 4 x Night of Navy small poinsettias, layer and add to labels
  • Cut 2 x Copper foil sprigs and glue under labels
  • Glue Champagne Rhinestones to the centre of each flower
  • Stamp sentiments from Pointsettia Petals in Pretty Peacock on the inside.
After assembling all the cards, I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers - to add that extra bit of glittery loveliness. As you can see I used a lot of different dies to make the labels but most of them were lying around from other projects. I'm trying really hard to use up as many of the bits and pieces that I've got already cut.

If you’re interested in buying any of the products used you can click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store. Remember to use the current Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a handmade card and FREE gift from me next month.

 

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember keep it crafty.

 

Lynnie C

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